anomaly

[ɐnˈɒməlɪ], [ɐnˈɒməlɪ], [ɐ_n_ˈɒ_m_ə_l_ɪ]

Definitions of anomaly:

  1.   Irregularity: deviation from rule. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   Irregularity; deviation from rule; the angular distance of a planet from its perihelion; an irregularity in a planet's motion; slight deviation from a perfect interval. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   A turning from the natural order; anything that deviates from the common rule. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Any departure from the type characteristics. – A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  5.   Irregularity; a departure from the common rule. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Quotes for anomaly:

  1. We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly – Margaret Atwood
  2. And it's sad because it's like a surprise to people- almost an anomaly when artists are actually refined and trained on an instrument. That's the last thing people think about. – Vanessa Carlton
  3. Through every rift of discovery some seeming anomaly drops out of the darkness, and falls, as a golden link into the great chain of order. – Edwin Hubbel Chapin
  4. As the existence of a corps of professors of mathematics is peculiar to our navy, as well as an apparent, perhaps a real, anomaly some account of it may be of interest. – Simon Newcomb
  5. A Republic without parties is a complete anomaly The histories of all popular governments show absurd is the idea of their attempting to exist without parties. – Franklin Pierce

Usage examples for anomaly:

  1. This fruit is a perfect anomaly – Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon by Samuel White Baker
  2. “ I pointed out this anomaly over and over again, and long before the war I described it in review articles. ” – England and Germany by Emile Joseph Dillon
  3. But let us say no more about that: a midshipman with the prospect of eight thousand pounds a year is an anomaly which the service cannot admit, especially when that midshipman is resolved to take to himself a wife. ” – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  4. The anomaly is sad, but it is not infrequent. ” – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  5. Seeing that Stransky was only a private, the officer frowned at the anomaly when a lieutenant was present, then smiled in a way that accorded the company parliamentary rights, which he thought that they had fully earned. ” – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  6. Indeed, a deep mourning- dress at such a place is an unpleasant anomaly – Manners and Social Usages by Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood
  7. The anomaly puzzled her. ” – The Fourth R by George Oliver Smith
  8. What an anomaly he was! ” – A Red Wallflower by Susan Warner
  9. The anomaly need not surprise us. ” – The Framework of Home Rule by Erskine Childers
  10. “ They're the greatest anomaly of our legal system. ” – Malcolm Sage, Detective by Herbert George Jenkins

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